Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander’s War in Iraq, by Peter R. Mansoor (Yale University Press, 416 pp., $28.00)

Any Iraq combat memoir blurbed as a “must-read” by General David Petraeus deserves serious attention. Sure enough, Army Colonel Peter Mansoor’s account of his one-year post in Baghdad, where he commanded a 3,500-man brigade, is a valuable addition to the literature of the war.